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Invention Convention winner has the fix
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Jacob Harper, left, and Samantha Mattox show off Mattoxs grand champion-winning entry for this years Invention Convention. Mattox got her idea, the Medically Required First Aid Patch, after spending vacations with Harper, who has a rare seizure disorder. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold

Even before they announced her as grand champion of this year’s Invention Convention, South Effingham Elementary School fourth-grader Samantha Mattox couldn’t contain her smile.

“I thought it was really cool,” said Maddox of her win. “I was really excited.”

Mattox won first place in the fourth grade category and was named grand champion overall for her idea of a universally recognizable patch for backpacks and medical supplies that people with certain illnesses must have at all times.

For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.